Miller, D.C. & Hicks, B.J. (2006). Physical environment, nutrient budget, and ecology of Lake Moana-nui, Tokoroa CBER Contract Report No. 42, prepared for South Waikato District Council and Environment Waikato. Hamilton, New Zealand: Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research, The University of Waikato.
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This report is based on fortnightly monitoring data collected over a 14 month period from November 2000 to January 2002 and a survey of the lake bathymetry and vegetation distribution. The project also included a detailed investigation into the associations between macroinvertebrates and the native and exotic plants in the lake, and experiments evaluating the effects of the large populations of the water flea Simocephalus vetulus that the lake maintains on algal concentrations and therefore water clarity. The aim of this report is to present and discuss the results of the monitoring, surveys, and experiments in order to make recommendations for the future management and health of Lake Moana-nui.
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